Response Wall
The Hecklers by Joseph Hirsch

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Black and white print with seven male figure in dark suits hanging over a balcony jeering and shouting. One whistles, one has his hands cupped to direct his shout, one waves his hat. Their faces have derisive expressions.
Joseph Hirsch, The Hecklers, 1943–44 (published 1948). Lithograph on paper. Gift of Professor Seichi Konzo. 1977-3-6

Exhibition

On view
Feb 12, 2020 to Mar 31, 2020
Lower Level Lobby, Response Wall

Art responds to the world
You respond to the art
KAM responds to you

In this print, the artist shows a group of older, white men dressed in suits, shouting from their balcony seats.

As a group, their faces and body language express a sense of disapproval and confrontation.

What do you think is going on?

What are you angry about?

 

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Selected by Anne Sautman and Jon Seydl

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